Media centre

The World Energy Council at a glance:

  • We are the principal impartial network of leaders and practitioners promoting an affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy system for the greatest benefit of all.
  • Formed in 1923, we are the UN-accredited global energy body, representing the entire energy spectrum
  • We have more than 3000 member organisations located in over 90 countries. Our members are drawn from governments, private and state corporations, academia, NGOs and other energy-related stakeholders.
  • We inform global, regional and national energy strategies by hosting high-level events, publishing authoritative studies, and working through our extensive member network to facilitate the world’s energy policy dialogue.

Our media team is here to help journalists report on global and regional energy developments.

Media enquiries:

Email Lucy Chakaodza +44 20 3214 0616

Email Florence Mazzone +44 20 072922090

World Energy Council switchboard: +44 20 7734 5996

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Communications & Media Team

Stuart Neil is Senior Director, External Affairs and Communications.  Stuart oversees the World Energy Council’s relationships with Intergovernmental Organisations and other key stakeholders. He leads the communications team in the World Energy Council Secretariat based in London where he is responsible for all external and internal communications on behalf of the Communications and Strategy Committee. He supports the development of the Council’s studies, provides strategic communications counsel to the Secretary General and acts as a spokesperson for the organisation. 

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Florence Mazzone is Head of Communications. Based in London, Florence is responsible for external communication and outreach projects for the World Energy Council activities around the world. Florence manages the branding, marketing and online presence of the Council. She supports the Council’s external affairs activities focusing on its relationship with major international processes and organisations such as the United Nations. Florence also works with the Communications team on the Council’s news and reporting activities, supporting member committees in their communications efforts. She is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish.

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Kristina Acker is Manager, Projects and Communications. After seven years in corporate communications for Storengy, a subsidiary of the global energy utility Engie, Kristina joined the Communications team at the World Energy Council in 2014. She currently coordinates the work of the Global Electricity Initiative, GEI, and is responsible for the Council’s external publication, World Energy Focus. In addition, Kristina continues to support the work of the communications team with its online presence and outreach projects around the world. Kristina holds an M.A. in journalism and speaks German, French and some Japanese.

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medium LucyLucy Chakaodza is Media and PR Manager.  Based in London, Lucy manages the World Energy Council’s relationships with media around the world and handles the Council’s news content both online and print. Working in close partnership with project teams and national member committees, Lucy also manages the production of World Energy Inside, the monthly newsletter for members.  In addition, Lucy supports the work of the Communications team on external affairs and reporting activities. She is a trained Journalist and holds a post-graduate qualification in Newspaper Journalism and Public Affairs.

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